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5th Apr '17 9:49:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* Count the number of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fanfics which focus on an original trainer, who sleeps in on the morning when they're supposed to receive their first Pokémon, arrive at the lab only to find that all the usual starters are gone and instead get a completely different starter. Very often a rare and valuable Pokémon. Almost always an Eevee. Their goal is always [[ToBeAMaster to become a Pokémon master]]. To be fair, this is the purpose of the main series. The use of Eevee has generally slowed down, but OC journey fics are still the same even without Eevee.

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Count the number of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fanfics which focus on an original trainer, who sleeps in on the morning when they're supposed to receive their first Pokémon, arrive at the lab only to find that all the usual starters are gone and instead get a completely different starter. Very often a rare and valuable Pokémon. Almost always an Eevee. Their goal is always [[ToBeAMaster to become a Pokémon master]]. To be fair, this is the purpose of the main series. The use of Eevee has generally slowed down, but OC journey fics are still the same even without Eevee.



* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': This story started the trend of Shinji and Asuka having a daughter in fanfiction. When they have offspring in any fanwork, ninety percent of time it is a girl: ''[[Fanfic/{{HERZ}} Akiko, Sakiko]]'', their two unnamed children in ''Manga/ReTake'', ''[[Fanfic/TheSecondTry Aki]]'', ''[[Fanfic/ThousandShinji Kali]]'', ''[[Fanfic/WalkingInTheShadowOfDreams Ariel]]'', their unnamed daughter in ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', ''[[Fanfic/ACrownOfStars Misato]]'', Ryuko in ''[[http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16236/Ghosts-of-Evangelion Ghosts of Evangelion]]''

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* ''Franchise/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
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''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': This story started the trend of Shinji and Asuka having a daughter in fanfiction. When they have offspring in any fanwork, ninety percent of time it is a girl: ''[[Fanfic/{{HERZ}} Akiko, Sakiko]]'', their two unnamed children in ''Manga/ReTake'', ''[[Fanfic/TheSecondTry Aki]]'', ''[[Fanfic/ThousandShinji Kali]]'', ''[[Fanfic/WalkingInTheShadowOfDreams Ariel]]'', their unnamed daughter in ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'', ''[[Fanfic/ACrownOfStars Misato]]'', Ryuko in ''[[http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16236/Ghosts-of-Evangelion Ghosts of Evangelion]]''



* 75% of all Dragonball Z fanfiction starts with an alien spaceship crashing down on Earth, and ends with a character using a new form of Super Saiyan to beat them. It will also be set during the 3 months before the Androids, the 7 years before Cell or the 10 years after Buu. Other common elements include Vegeta or Broly getting possessed by Babidi, Buu or Cell absorbing someone new or each other, Saiyans inexplicitly growing back their tails, Bardock being rewritten as an honourable anti-hero and Future Trunks travelling to New Namek to use the Dragon Balls there.

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* 75% of all Dragonball Z ''Dragonball Z'' fanfiction starts with an alien spaceship crashing down on Earth, and ends with a character using a new form of Super Saiyan to beat them. It will also be set during the 3 months before the Androids, the 7 years before Cell or the 10 years after Buu. Other common elements include Vegeta or Broly getting possessed by Babidi, Buu or Cell absorbing someone new or each other, Saiyans inexplicitly growing back their tails, Bardock being rewritten as an honourable anti-hero and Future Trunks travelling to New Namek to use the Dragon Balls there.



* Since the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic {{Progress}} became popular, it has become commonplace for other writers to portray Princess Luna with a CompanionCube abacus.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Since the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic {{Progress}} became popular, it has become commonplace for other writers to portray Princess Luna with a CompanionCube abacus.



* Among ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfics, the story ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' led to several other stories about Lincoln dying. Other popular topics are Lincoln [[TheRunAway running away from home after feeling unwanted or being mistreated by his sisters]], and Lincoln becomming a superhero.
** [[FixFic Fix Fics]] based on rather badly received episodes, such as "No such luck" and "Brawl in the Family", are also highly likely to spawn a horde of imitators.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'':
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Among ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' ''Loud House'' fanfics, the story ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' led to several other stories about Lincoln dying. Other popular topics are Lincoln [[TheRunAway running away from home after feeling unwanted or being mistreated by his sisters]], and Lincoln becomming a superhero.
** [[FixFic Fix Fics]] based on rather badly received episodes, such as "No such luck" Such Luck" and "Brawl in the Family", are also highly likely to spawn a horde of imitators.
24th Mar '17 2:40:03 AM BoukenDutch
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**[[FixFic Fix Fics]] based on rather badly received episodes, such as "No such luck" and "Brawl in the Family", are also highly likely to spawn a horde of imitators.
16th Mar '17 10:00:42 AM nombretomado
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* The current trend among people who write {{Troll Fic}}s (or who just want a lot of reviews and attention and don't care about the quality of their work) seems to be to copy ''FanFic/MyImmortal'''s format, issues with spelling, MyChemicalRomance references, and [[MarySue Goth Sue]] main character.

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* The current trend among people who write {{Troll Fic}}s (or who just want a lot of reviews and attention and don't care about the quality of their work) seems to be to copy ''FanFic/MyImmortal'''s format, issues with spelling, MyChemicalRomance Music/MyChemicalRomance references, and [[MarySue Goth Sue]] main character.
20th Feb '17 1:19:52 AM BoukenDutch
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* Among ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfics, the story ''Fanfic/RequiemForALoud'' led to several other stories about Lincoln dying. Other popular topics are Lincoln [[TheRunAway running away from home after feeling unwanted or being mistreated by his sisters]], and Lincoln becomming a superhero.
14th Nov '16 5:05:57 PM Midna
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* In 2001, Potato Salad of Fanfiction.net wrote ''Ask Sonic (and other associated characters)'', which had reviewers sending questions through reviews or e-mail and having SonicTheHedgehog and the rest of the cast answering them as fan mail. It became very popular and soon numerous ''Ask Fics'' began to show up on Fanfiction.net until it and other interactive fanfiction were banned from the site.
** Oh, they're still there. The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' section of Fanfiction.net is currently being saturated with them...
*** Yes. 'Tis very annoying, especially since ''Hetalia'' is based on history, much of which would make a great story concerning these characters, if written well

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* In 2001, Potato Salad of Fanfiction.net wrote ''Ask Sonic (and other associated characters)'', which had reviewers sending questions through reviews or e-mail and having SonicTheHedgehog and the rest of the cast answering them as fan mail. It became very popular and soon numerous ''Ask Fics'' began to show up on Fanfiction.net until it and other interactive fanfiction were banned from the site.
** Oh, they're still there. The ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' section of Fanfiction.net is currently being saturated with them...
*** Yes. 'Tis very annoying, especially since ''Hetalia'' is based on history, much of which would make a great story concerning these characters, if written well
site... not that it stopped anyone.
24th Sep '16 5:44:00 PM nombretomado
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* After seeing the popularity of Screw Attack's DeathBattle series, Website/DeviantArt user [[http://dimension-dino.deviantart.com/gallery/ Dimension-Dino]] followed the same style for writing his own, which has so far spawned dozens of imitators. Coincidentally, while the hosts for all the writers started as carbon copies of [[AffablyEvil Wiz]] and [[AxCrazy Boomstick]], they gradually began to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn develop their own personalities]], such as Dimension-Dino's Ray developing into a legimate case of TheStraightMan, unlike Wiz.

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* After seeing the popularity of Screw Attack's DeathBattle WebAnimation/DeathBattle series, Website/DeviantArt user [[http://dimension-dino.deviantart.com/gallery/ Dimension-Dino]] followed the same style for writing his own, which has so far spawned dozens of imitators. Coincidentally, while the hosts for all the writers started as carbon copies of [[AffablyEvil Wiz]] and [[AxCrazy Boomstick]], they gradually began to [[CharacterizationMarchesOn develop their own personalities]], such as Dimension-Dino's Ray developing into a legimate case of TheStraightMan, unlike Wiz.
28th May '16 4:53:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An interesting trend has popped up amid the MahouSenseiNegima fanfic authors. After Creator/ShadowCrystalMage popularized the idea of crossing over Negima with MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha, a few other authors have taken up the mantle. Currently, Mage and two others are writing stories in which negi is sent to Uminari as a teacher for Nanoha after the events of A's. Ironically, one of the copycats, Zephyr-Fiction's FanFic/EqualAndOppositeAttractions, has garnered the most press. Mainly this is because Mage has many more projects on his plate.

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* An interesting trend has popped up amid the MahouSenseiNegima Manga/MahouSenseiNegima fanfic authors. After Creator/ShadowCrystalMage popularized the idea of crossing over Negima with MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha, a few other authors have taken up the mantle. Currently, Mage and two others are writing stories in which negi is sent to Uminari as a teacher for Nanoha after the events of A's. Ironically, one of the copycats, Zephyr-Fiction's FanFic/EqualAndOppositeAttractions, has garnered the most press. Mainly this is because Mage has many more projects on his plate.
25th May '16 8:22:58 PM Gideoncrawle
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** Many [[FandomSpecificPlot competition stories]], "Starring You" and otherwise, borrow liberally from the early ''Total Drama'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/{{Total Drama Comeback|Series}}''. Writers of ''Comeback''-influenced stories commonly acknowledge that influence or even dedicate their stories to its author.

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** Many [[FandomSpecificPlot competition stories]], "Starring You" and otherwise, borrow liberally from the early ''Total Drama'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/{{Total Drama Comeback|Series}}''. Writers of ''Comeback''-influenced stories commonly [[SincerestFormOfFlattery acknowledge that influence influence]] or even dedicate their stories to its author.
25th Apr '16 4:58:42 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''TheLandBeforeTime'' fanfiction. Considering that the series is set in a relatively limited environment (prehistoric times), whenever one writer does something different that gets respect, you can expect to see a ''lot'' of clones pop up. Such types include war stories, {{time travel}} stories, crossovers. Not that these fics are necessarily ''bad'', but they tend to all come at once as trends, resulting in you finding that all new fanfics lately are centred around Chomper perhaps, while you were particularly hoping for something based more on the main five characters.

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* ''TheLandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' fanfiction. Considering that the series is set in a relatively limited environment (prehistoric times), whenever one writer does something different that gets respect, you can expect to see a ''lot'' of clones pop up. Such types include war stories, {{time travel}} stories, crossovers. Not that these fics are necessarily ''bad'', but they tend to all come at once as trends, resulting in you finding that all new fanfics lately are centred around Chomper perhaps, while you were particularly hoping for something based more on the main five characters.
25th Mar '16 9:03:50 AM Willbyr
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* Common Itachi/Sakura plots in {{Naruto}} fic involve Sakura running off to get Sasuke back from Orochimaru's clutches, and getting captured/used as bait for Naruto by Itachi. Many cite [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2633721/1/Metamorphosis Metamorphosis]] as inspiration or influence.

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* Common Itachi/Sakura plots in {{Naruto}} ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' fic involve Sakura running off to get Sasuke back from Orochimaru's clutches, and getting captured/used as bait for Naruto by Itachi. Many cite [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2633721/1/Metamorphosis Metamorphosis]] as inspiration or influence.



* The ''{{Naruto}}'' fandom has started a following of SelfInsert via {{Reincarnation}} fanfics - the AuthorAvatar[=/=]OriginalCharacter is reborn into the Narutoverse. Although the first noteworthy story to try this might well be ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4842566/1/Only_a_Moron Only a Moron]]'' by swabloo (which actually veers into DarkFic territory at times), this trope is applied to ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7347955/1/Dreaming_of_Sunshine Dreaming of Sunshine]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/315314/Silver_Queen Silver Queen]]. In addition to having a likeable, relatable person as protagonist (Shikako Nara is ''no'' MarySue), ''[=DoS=]'' touched on other (innovative at the time, at least) elements: the person being "chakra sensitive", since having memories of their past life means chakra is an unfamiliar feeling, like an extra limb; trying to ''not'' change things too much because they're aware of how the ripple affect could render their knowledge useless; feelings of alienation from their friends (even while befriending even Naruto); not remembering all significant details due to fading memories over time; and most of all managing to focus on the protagonist without making it feel like the world (or story) revolves around them.

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* The ''{{Naruto}}'' ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' fandom has started a following of SelfInsert via {{Reincarnation}} fanfics - the AuthorAvatar[=/=]OriginalCharacter is reborn into the Narutoverse. Although the first noteworthy story to try this might well be ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4842566/1/Only_a_Moron Only a Moron]]'' by swabloo (which actually veers into DarkFic territory at times), this trope is applied to ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7347955/1/Dreaming_of_Sunshine Dreaming of Sunshine]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/315314/Silver_Queen Silver Queen]]. In addition to having a likeable, relatable person as protagonist (Shikako Nara is ''no'' MarySue), ''[=DoS=]'' touched on other (innovative at the time, at least) elements: the person being "chakra sensitive", since having memories of their past life means chakra is an unfamiliar feeling, like an extra limb; trying to ''not'' change things too much because they're aware of how the ripple affect could render their knowledge useless; feelings of alienation from their friends (even while befriending even Naruto); not remembering all significant details due to fading memories over time; and most of all managing to focus on the protagonist without making it feel like the world (or story) revolves around them.
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